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1. Lincoln Culinary Institute (LCI), Hartford
Courses / Programs
Lincoln Culinary Institute (LCI), based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a Culinary Arts School that offers a career training Culinary Arts Diploma Program designed to lead students to a successful career in the hospitality sector. Receive hands-on culinary training in French, Asian, Mediterranean, Latin and American cooking, along with professional baking and pastry techniques.

Turn cooking into a career as you receive the foundation for culinary training from caring and highly qualified chefs. Their engaging personalities put the spotlight on students, helping them to succeed and master a variety of culinary techniques.

The Lincoln Culinary Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). The American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFF) accredits the Advanced Culinary Arts Program (ACAP).
Culinary Arts Diploma Program:

Courses / Features include:
- Introduction to Culinary Arts
- Culinary Foundations
- Advanced Skills–Seafood & Poultry
- Advanced Skills–Meats
- Baking and Pastry Techniques
- The Art of Garde Manger
- Global Cuisine and Culture
- Food and Beverage Management
- Foodservice Operations...
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LiloVeve Jewelry School, New York
Courses / Programs
Located in the heart of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NYC, LiloVeve Jewelry School offers fun, informative classes and workshops in the art of handcrafting jewelry. Classes include full 6-week programs, or short 2-day workshops.

Founded by a jewelry artist, the school is a professional environment for the exploration of jewelry fabrication and design.

Fields of study range from basic silversmithing and wax carving to high karat gold alloying and stone setting.

Our weekend workshops highlight specialty techniques such as filigree, enameling, granulation, chain making, and more.

Our focus is to provide an artistic and creative classroom in which to learn and explore the art of jewelry making. Small class sizes and personal attention are a hallmark.

We offer hourly rate benchtime for practice, completion of work / jewelers in need of equipment and space, students wanting to explore their own ideas in a supportive environment.
Specialized 6-week Jewelry Classes:
- Introduction to Silversmithing
- Gold Alloying (Goldsmithing)
- Introduction to Wax Carving
- Wax Carving II: Stonesetting
- Wax Carving II: Bracelet Design
- Silver II: Design & Technique

2-Day Jewelry Workshops:
- Steel
- Mold Making
- Bezel Setting
- Prong Setting
- Flush Setting
- Tube Setting
- Jewelry Production
- Business for Designers
Oogie Art: Art Portfolio Development School
Courses / Programs
One of the largest, and most successful art portfolio development schools in the United States, Oogie Art has conveniently-situated studios in Midtown Manhattan, Queens NY, and Bergen County, Northern NJ.

Through our year-round art portfolio preparation programs and art classes for elementary school through to high school students (Grades 5-12), international students & transfer students, we have helped hundreds of students to gain admission into top fine arts schools, visual arts schools & colleges of design.

Our art portfolio development classes aim to help you to create an extraordinary body of artworks that will round out your art school applications, prepare you for life in a top art college, and strengthen the impression you make on admissions & scholarship committees.

Because we have spent decades refining our approach, you can expect extraordinary admissions results: 86% of our students are admitted to their first choice college; and 100% of our students are admitted to top 50 colleges.

Our students follow a curriculum that is specifically based on their individual needs, goals and most immediate time horizons. We give each participant a simple drawing test on their first day of class to get a sense of where their strengths and weaknesses lie.

Class scheduling is extremely flexible - students register monthly, and can attend between 4-28 classes each month. An expert instructor will always be close by to answer any questions, provide guidance and demonstrate techniques.
Year-round Art & Design College Preparation Programs & Art Classes for students in Grades 5-12, international students & transfer students:

- Weekday, evening and weekend (Saturday) art classes in subjects that include
- Art Portfolio Prep
- AP Art Prep
- Painting/Drawing
- Illustration
- Perspective Drawing & Painting
- Figure Drawing & Painting
- Advanced Drawing & Painting
- Mixed Media & Collage
- Sculpture
- Group Crits
- College Prep
- Film & Animation
- Fashion Design
- Business of Design..
Purchase College, SUNY
Courses / Programs
The School of the Arts at Purchase College, SUNY, located in Westchester County, 20 miles north of Manhattan, New York City, is a public Arts School offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Dance, Music, Theatre Arts & Film and Art & Design.

The School of the Arts provides the highest level of professional training to developing visual and performing artists and arts managers. Students are prepared for careers in their fields and are inspired to be engaged and innovative contributors to society. Prestigious faculties in the Conservatories of Dance, Music, and Theatre Arts & Film, and the School of Art+Design cultivate, nurture, and prepare students through rigorous and comprehensive studio practice informed by theoretical, conceptual, and historical study.

The thriving intellectual culture in the School of the Arts is enhanced by its unique and synergistic relationship with the broader College community. These vibrant performance and studio-based degree programs challenge students to be reflective and articulate, productive and entrepreneurial, and creative and innovative practitioners of their respective art forms.
Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Programs:
- Acting
- Design / Technology
- Dramatic Writing
- Film
- Visual Arts
- Graphic Design
- Painting/Drawing
- Photography
- Music (Strings, Piano, Brass, Percussion, Woodwinds, Classical Guitar)
- Printmaking/Art of the Book
- Sculpture/3-D Media
- Cinema Studies
- Drama Studies, and more...
Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities
Courses / Programs
Located in Stamford CT (just one hour north of NYC), The Mayapple Center provides 5-day summer programs in the fields of creative writing, music, visual arts, humanities, and theatre. Taught by experienced faculty who are leading specialists in their respective fields, our summer arts programs are open to adults with two years of college experience.

In addition, we offer cultural literacy weekend programs for youth, 30-day artist residencies, humanities forums, humanitarian retreats, and study abroad programs.

Mayapple creates space to cultivate imagination through artistic and intellectual cross-pollination in a distinctly 21st century climate. We create an atmosphere where artists and scholars of exceptional stature come to teach and collaborate with small groups of dedicated, like-minded participants. Our diverse programs are offered in a retreat environment where the distractions of quotidian life are suspended, freeing participants and faculty to pursue artistic and intellectual passions.

The Center is located on a 10 acre campus whose serene lake and peaceful landscape of trees and gardens serve to inspire its residents. Activities such as swimming, tennis, canoeing, yoga and meditation promote a strong sense of community among residents, with an emphasis on mindfulness.

The center’s holistic approach is demonstrated by our dedication to sustainability. Meals are partially prepared from organic produce from Mayapple gardens, and we serve locally-sourced food at every meal.
- 5-day summer programs for adults in the fields of creative writing, visual arts, music, humanities, & theater

- Weekend programs for primary & college students aimed to increase cultural literacy

- 30 day residencies for artists & scholars

- Humanities forums that discuss the state of the arts & humanities and propose creative solutions to 21st century issues

- Study abroad programs to promote study of the arts & humanities

- Humanitarian retreats for individuals that focus on therapy; these retreats are staffed by volunteers & are tuition-free
PhotoManhattan
Courses / Programs
Founded in 2003, PhotoManhattan is an established photography school in Manhattan, NYC offering excellent digital and film photography courses, private classes and free seminars as well as affordable darkroom and photo studio rentals. Introductory and advanced photographic instruction are offered at a fraction of the cost of larger institutes and schools in the area. Emphasis is given to basic topics, critical technique and control of the camera. People of all ages and capabilities are welcome.

Our photography classes are designed for students who wish to learn photography as a hobby, therefore our courses are not accredited. We are committed to the idea of photography as an accessible means of personal expression and artistic documentation.

PhotoManhattan's curriculums have been tested and improved over the years to provide solid and dynamic training to thousands of students of all levels. Whether you just want to learn how to use your camera in full manual mode, take an outdoor photography class in New York city, or master the techniques of Studio and Lighting, PhotoManhattan could be the place for you!
Basic Beginner to Advanced Level Photography Courses:

- Introduction to Photography
- Photography In Automatic Mode
- Photo Orientation
- Photography II
- Photo Documentary
- Photoshop I
- Photoshop II
- Portraiture
- Portable Flash
- Studio & Lighting